Effectiveness Of Preoperative Teachings On The Prevention Of Postoperative Complications To Patients Undergoing Caesarean Section At Gregorio T. Lluch Memorial Hospital (GTLMH), Iligan City
Volume 3 - Issue 3, March 2019 Edition
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Romanoff M. Raki-in, RN, MAN
Preoperative teachings, Postoperative complications, Prevention, Caesarean section
The study aimed to find out the effect of providing preoperative education on the prevention of complications after the surgery in clients undergoing caesarean surgery at Gregorio T. Lluch Memorial Hospital (GTLMH), Iligan City. Thirty (30) sample clients were randomly picked and equally divided into two groups. Fifteen (15) clients for the experimental group and fifteen (15) clients for the control group. This research used a combination of experimental design and descriptive correlation design to know the effect of structured preoperative education on the complications postoperatively. Specifically, the experimental design involved in giving the structured preoperative education to patients having elective caesarean section to investigate the effect of preoperative education on the postoperative outcomes of the control and experimental groups. Results showed that there is no significant relationship between personal data of the clients and postoperative outcomes. However, both groups (experimental and control) shows significant relationship in postoperative outcomes. For experimental group (with preoperative teachings) shows almost no postoperative problems arose as compared to control group in the context of problems in respiratory, deep vein thrombosis, and wound dehiscence. Elective caesarean sections for pregnant women need preoperative health teachings as way in preparation for the surgical intervention to decrease possible postoperative outcome problems. The researcher aimed to evaluate the effects of preoperative teachings in the prevention of postoperative outcome problems to patients undergoing caesarean section in Gregorio T. Lluch Memorial Hospital (GTLMH) in Iligan City. This study can be used as a lead and guide the students’ clinical experience in the operating room and recognized the importance of including preoperative health teachings to their nursing care plans on patients having surgical interventions. This study could also be suggested to the hospital to strictly observe implementation of preoperative health teachings to their clients’ scheduled for surgery.
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